James 4:15

“For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for James 4:15

For that yee ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall liue, and doe this, or that.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Instead, {you ought} to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the right thing to say would be, If it is the Lord's pleasure and if we are still living, we will do this and that.
- Basic English Bible

instead of your saying, If the Lord should [so] will and we should live, we will also do this or that.
- Darby Bible

Instead of that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
- Webster's Bible

Instead of that you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we shall live and do this or that."
- Weymouth Bible

For you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will both live, and do this or that."
- World English Bible

For what is youre lijf? A smoke apperinge at a litil, and aftirward it schal be wastid. Therfor that ye seie, If the Lord wole, and if we liuen, we schulen do this thing, ether that thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

instead of your saying, `If the Lord may will, we shall live, and do this or that;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for James 4:15

Wesley's Notes for James 4:15


4:15 Instead of your saying - That is, whereas ye ought to say.


People's Bible Notes for James 4:15


Jas 4:15 Ye [ought] to say, If the Lord will. The proper way is to plan everything subject to the Lord's will.

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